1910 Collotype Hieroglyphics Luxor Egypt Pharaoh Ramses Hittite Syrian XGHC5


This is an original 1910 black and white collotype of hieroglyphs from Luxor, Egypt, that tell the story of Pharaoh Ramses II's victory over the Hittite Empire which was located in Syria. The Egyptian Empire under Ramses II fought the Hittite Empire at the Battle of Kadesh in 1274 BC. It may have been the largest battle using chariots ever fought. These hieroglyphics specifically describe the capture of the city of Depuru.


This 101+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. Original portfolio crease. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling. Please note that there are several impressions in the paper across the left and right margins. There are also a few small dark spots in the margins.

  • Product Type: Original Collotype; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 13 x 10.5 inches; 33 x 27 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary portfolio of lithographs, collotypes, and relief line block prints, delving into the ethnological research and culture of the ancient Egyptians. The material collected was researched during the summer and autumn of 1906, and produced in this incredible portfolio in 1910 with the monetary funds of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Images offered in this beautiful collection are those of precious vessels, hieroglyphic inscriptions, pharaohs, and Egyptian deities. Explore ancient tombs, monuments, and the art of the ancient culture.

Keywords specific to this image: Empire, Battle of Kadesh, War, Victory, Capture, Archeology, Archaeology